Tag Archives: American Living

Full-on Prep School

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Upon seeing this outfit last week, someone remarked, “That is full-on prep school, man.” I suppose there are worse things to be called.                … Continue reading

Nice Titfer

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“Nice titfer” my British friend said to me as I took off my hat while stepping into the church building one summer Sunday. “Excuse me?” I said, wondering if I … Continue reading

Black Loafers

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I’ve never quite known what to do with black loafers.  Loafers, in my opinion, are an inherently casual shoe, and black is the most formal color for shoes.  Shell cordovan … Continue reading

Sometimes Used Is Better

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  For any given price point, you could conceivably be faced with a range of options when buying clothes.  For example, if you have $20 to spend on a shirt, … Continue reading

The “Security Guard” Look

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The combination of a navy blazer and gray trousers is often derided as security guard attire, as it is a standard uniform for guards in downtown office buildings.  But paired … Continue reading

Pinstripes & Polka Dots

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Suit: Jos. A. Bank, thrifted, $15 Shirt: Brooks Brothers, thrifted, $5 Tie: American Living, clearance, $5 Shoes: Johnston & Murphy, thrifted, $15 Total: $40 If I’d paid retail prices: Around … Continue reading

A Fancy Pocket Square

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Suit: Southwick, bought online, $30 Shirt: Gitman Bros., clearance, $5 Tie: American Living, clearance $3 Pocket square: Faconnable, thrifted, $2 Shoes: Crockett & Jones for Brooks Brothers, clearance, $180 Total: … Continue reading

Where Did Spring Go?

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It seems I scared spring away with my clothes earlier this week.  Whereas it was 80 degrees a few days ago, now there’s snow on the ground. Blazer: Vintage Brooks … Continue reading

And A Spring Hat

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Hat: Dobbs “Rosebud,” 50% off sale, $37.50 Suit: Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece, clearance, $150 Shirt: Jos. A. Bank, clearance, $20 Tie: American Living, clearance, $3 Shoes: Alfred Sargent for Brooks … Continue reading

A Touch of Spring

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Suit: Kingsridge, thrifted, $20 Shirt; Brooks Brothers, thrifted, $5 Tie: American Living, clearance, $3 Shoes: Johnston & Murphy Aristocraft, thrifted, $15 Tailoring: $10 Total: $53 If I’d bought everything at … Continue reading

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